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Sam, I'm just delighted to see this -- it feels like an aspect of this electic, amazing and self-transforming poet that's barely been mentioned. I've never seen these books, and now you make me want them. His interest in bringing ingredients almost whole into his poems (Wordsworth, Blake and Samuel Palmer in the first two books, Milton later on) feels akin to making harmonious dishes,
"originality" achieved by unexpected decisions. (You become yourself by means of the ways you put things together?) Anyway, would you consider sending some of that jalapeno corn bread to NYC?
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#1 Mark Doty on 2011-03-16 10:19 (Reply)
Thanks, and I know what you mean Mark.

With the leftover cornbread, he recommends cutting it in half, heavily buttering both sides, making a tinfoil basket, and broiling it for a couple of minutes.
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#1.1 Samuel Amadon on 2011-03-16 11:07 (Reply)
Appreciated seeing this. RJ's "Southwest Cooking, New and Old" is another classic (revising "Aficionado's"), as is "Simple Fare"'s companion, "Company Fare." (Which includes a roasted chicken with red wine vinegar and juniper berries recipe that's incredible.) The original title for "Simple Fare" was "When the Cupboard Is Bare," an indication of the humble reality of many a poet's life. He was a master of scratching a meal together from whatever remainders were sitting on the shelves (as I was lucky to experience a time or two). (Don't pass up trying the incredible "Thing" from "American Table." Shockingly delicious, even with the cottage cheese!)

Flood Editions is re-issuing ARK in the coming year, in a corrected edition (correcting typesetter's errors and some proofreading problems). It will be a beautiful book.
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#2 Peter O'Leary on 2011-03-16 12:05 (Reply)

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